We had family and friends over for a little Christmas Eve buffet. Madoka is visiting here from Japan. She’s engaged to 52’s son, who met her when he was in the Marines.
She couldn’t wait to feed cookies to the goats. She also had never seen a wood stove before. She wanted to open the door to look inside and everything.
She’s tiny and adorable and speaks perfect English.
Of course, you know that–
–everyone had to–
–make a twig star to put on the tree.
Then I whipped out some homemade Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, and Cheddar so we could have a little cheese-tasting.
I’ll have a more detailed report on the cheese results another day, but everyone was just impressed that I had made the cheese. (I wasn’t as impressed with it, but it was okay! More on that later.)
Dookie was feeling particularly festive.
Merry Christmas Eve!